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ID number:  BIRBI-B6226
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Andronikos II Palaiologos; Michael IX Palaiologos; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Hyperpyron
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  1294-1320
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.5
Weight (g):  3.81
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting G902.
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Description:  Obverse: Half-length figure of Virgin, facing, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion, within the walls of Constantinople; sigla C Π K T. Reverse: Full-length figure of Christ in centre, bearded and nimbate, crowning two emperors, l. and r.; to l. full-length figure of emperor Andronikos, bearded, wearing stemma, collar-piece and loros; hand upon breast; to r. full-length figure of emperor Michael, beardless, wearing stemma, collar-piece and loros; hand on breast.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: IC XC (Jesus Christ) A/N/KI/O (Andronikos) MX/A/H (Michael)

Bibliography:  DOC V.478c.Var.

Notes:  Sent to Sir John Carr's laboratory for alloy testing; clipped.

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